Infrastructure // Networking
07:45 PM
Connect Directly
Repost This

Verizon Hits 100 Gbps In Optical Trial

The tests, conducted over the Verizon network in Dallas, paves the way for faster commercial services.

Verizon and Nokia Siemens Network set a new distance record by sending a 100-Gbps core optical transmission on a single wavelength for more than 646 miles. The tests, conducted over the Verizon network in Dallas, paves the way for faster commercial services.

One of the most promising aspects of this field test was the discovery that current network configurations can support capacity upgrades to 100 Gbps per channel on existing routes without modification to the physical network.

Verizon first hit the 100-Gbps mark in trials last November, but this trial more than doubled the distance. As consumer bandwidth needs increase, the company is committed to transition the backbone of its FiOS network from 40 Gbps to 100 Gbps by 2010.

"Verizon's goal is to drive optical networking to deliver greater capacities over longer distances to enhance the high performance and high bandwidth of our network," said Mark Wegleitner, Verizon's senior VP for technology, in a statement. "Whether it's FiOS delivering HD channels and video on demand or business customers using database applications and online trading, we strive to provide the most advanced underlying network technology for our customers."

The companies said Nokia Siemens' hiT 7500 platform was behind the achievement, and the trial also showed that 100-Gbps traffic can be simultaneously be transmitted with 10-Gbps and 40-Gbps traffic on a normal 80-channel system.

"This field trial was a logical next step to demonstrate that our optical-transport technology adds value to our customers' core networks," said Brian Schumacher, head of Nokia Siemens Networks' IP transport business unit, in a statement.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.